Magnetic Island (Post Code: 4819)
Although it is classed as a suburb of Townsville, Magnetic Island is actually an island, with access via ferry from the city.
A popular holiday destination for many years, Magnetic is also a great place to live and most services are available on the island.
Located 8km offshore, and covering about 52 square kilometres, just over half the island is made up of National Park and a bird sanctuary.
It's a haven for wildlife, as well as being an enviable fishing spot, with blue marlin, sailfish, mackerel, wahoo, tuna and red emperor all on the menu.
Being a holiday destination, there's no shortage of fun things to do, including diving, kayaking, helicopter flights and bushwalking.